Broadwey War Memorial 4

Edgar Jesty

Surname: Jesty
Other names: Edgar
Other people in this story:
John Jesse Jesty
Sarah Ann Jesty née Titt
Locations in this story:
Fonthill Gifford, Wiltshire
The Farm, Nottington, Broadwey, Dorset
Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gallipoli, Turkey
Helles Memorial, Turkey
St. Nicholas' Church, Broadway, Dorset
St. Mary's Abbey Church, Sherborne, Dorset

Story:
Edgar Jesty was born at Fonthill Gifford in Wiltshire in 1885. He was the son of John Jesse Jesty, a road surveyor & sanitary inspector and Sarah Ann Titt. He attended Shaftesbury Grammar School from May 1898 to July 1902 and appears in the 1901 Census as a boarder there. He became a farmer and lived at The Farm, Nottington, Broadwey, Dorset. He enlisted as a Trooper in the Dorset (Queen’s Own) Yeomanry (Service No. 571) and was awarded the 1915 Star, Victory and British War medals. He died at Gallipoli on 21st August 1915 and his name appears on the Helles Memorial in Turkey. He is remembered on the Broadwey War Memorial in the churchyard of St. Nicholas’ Church and on the Dorset Queens Own Yeomanry memorial in St. Mary's Church, Sherborne.

As a former pupil his name was recorded on the Shaftesbury Grammar School memorial in Shaftesbury School. Throughout the war a hand-written list was compiled of Shaftesbury Grammar School old boys serving in the armed forces. An asterix can be seen next to Edgar’s name, indicating that he had died. The board is now at Gold Hill Museum.

Printed Sources:
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, November 1919

Images:
  • Names on Broadwey War Memorial
  • Broadwey War Memorial 3
  • Broadwey War Memorial 2
  • Broadwey War Memorial 1
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School War Memorial
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 1
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 4

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Semley War Memorial 02

Thomas Doggrell

Surname: Doggrell
Other names: Thomas
Other people in this story:
Thomas Doggrell
Sarah Ann Doggrell nee Burt
Selina Elizabeth Doggrell
Locations in this story:
Henstridge, Somerset
Egypt
Jerusalem Memorial
East End Farm, Semley, Wiltshire
St. Leonard's Church, Semley
Gallipoli
Palestine
Motcombe, Dorset
Beitunia, Palestine

Story:
Thomas Doggrell was born in 1897 in Henstridge, Somerset and baptised there on 14th March,1897. He was the son of Thomas Doggrell, a Farmer, and Sarah Ann Doggrell (nee Burt). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, was a Worker on a Farm and living at East End Farm, Semley, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Motcombe, Dorset, and joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry (Service No. 230084). He served in Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine, latterly with the 6th Mounted Brigade and, at the time of his death, held the rank of Sergeant. According to reports he was left wounded on the battlefield near Beitunia, Palestine, possibly being taken prisoner by the Turkish Forces. His death is recorded officially as 13th April, 1918 but his family refused to accept this and always maintained it was 2nd April, 1918. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. His name appears on the Jerusalem Memorial, Jerusalem (Panel 3). He is remembered on the Semley War Memorial in St. Leonard's churchyard, and on the Roll of Honour inside the church. His name was included on the Baptist Chapel plaque, now also in the church.

During the war Thomas' sister Selina Elizabeth (b.1894) served as a VAD Nurse with the Red Cross at the War Hospital in Tisbury.

Images:
  • Semley Baptist Chapel Plaque
  • Names on Semley War Memorial
  • Semley War Memorial 3
  • Semley War Memorial 01

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Selina Elizabeth Doggrell
Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Jack Fitzroy Waters

Surname: Waters
Other names: Jack Fitzroy
Other people in this story:
Charles James Salway Waters
Elizabeth Good Waters nee Miles
Locations in this story:
Charlton All Saints, Alderbury, Wilts
Egypt
Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
Woodyates Manor Farm, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Sixpenny Handley
Gallipoli
Agagia, Egypt
Malta

Story:
Jack Fitzroy Waters was born in 1890 in Charlton All Saints, Alderbury, Wiltshire, and baptised at Charlton All Saints on 30th May 1890. He was the son of Charles James Salway Waters, a Farmer, and Elizabeth Good Waters (nee Miles). Jack's mother died and was buried at Sixpenny Handley on 26th December, 1908. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and living at Woodyates Manor Farm, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. His occupation was recorded as "Farmer's Son". He enlisted at Okeford Fitzpaine and joined the 1/1st Battalion of the Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own) attached to the Household Cavalry of the Line (Service No. 459) and at the time of his death held the rank of Lance Sergeant. He served in Gallipoli, where he was wounded, and then on to Egypt after three months treatment in Malta. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He was killed in action at the Battle of Agagia, Egypt, on 25th Feb 1916 and was buried at Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt (grave id. G.31). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial and on the De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour..

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  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

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Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Joseph Arthur Chaldecott

Surname: Chaldecott
Other names: Joseph Arthur
Other people in this story:
Arthur Edmund Chaldecott
Selina Hannah Chaldecott nee Parham
William Thomas Chaldecott
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Egypt
Ramleh War Cemetery, Near Tel Aviv, Palestine
White Horse Hotel, Maiden Newton, Dorset
Chettle, Dorset
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Maiden Newton, Dorset
East Orchard, Dorset

Story:
Joseph Arthur Chaldecott was born in 1894 in East Orchard, Dorset. He was the son of Arthur Edmund Chaldecott, a Journeyman Baker, and Selina Hannah Chaldecott (nee Parham). His siblings included William Thomas Chaldecott, born in 1901, who also died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Stable Boy and living at the White Horse Hotel, Maiden Newton, Dorset. He enlisted in Maiden Newton as a Private in the Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own) (Service No. 584) and later transferred to the Corps of Hussars, attached to the 1st/1st Battalion of his old Regiment, the Dorset Yeomanry (New Service No. 230055). He served in Egypt and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He was killed in action on 13th November 1917 and was buried at Ramleh War Cemetery, Near Tel Aviv, Palestine (Israel) (grave id. P.57). In 1918 the family were living at Chettle and he is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial. His father died in 1918.

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  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

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Iwerne Minster War Memorial 2

Sidney Charles Wareham

Surname: Wareham
Other names: Sidney Charles
Other people in this story:
William Wareham
Charlotte Matilda Wareham née Burt
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Egypt
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Jerusalem, Israel
High Street, Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Palestine
Sherborne, Dorset

Story:
Sidney Charles Wareham was born in 1878 in Iwerne Minster and baptised there on 1 September, 1878. He was the son of William Wareham, a farmer, and Charlotte Matilda Wareham (née Burt). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a groom and living at High Street, Iwerne Minster, Dorset. He enlisted in Sherborne, Dorset, as a Private in the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry (Service No. 860). He later transferred to the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (Service No. 230234). He served in Egypt and Palestine and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died of wounds on 9th June 1918 and was buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery, Jerusalem, Israel (then Palestine) (grave id. N.91). He is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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  • Names on Iwerne Minster War Memorial 1
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 4
  • Iwerne Minister War Memorial 1
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 03
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 02

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Iwerne Minister War Memorial 1

Harold Vernon Browne

Surname: Browne
Other names: Harold Vernon
Other people in this story:
Leonard Gilbert Browne
Helen Mary Browne née Price
Mabel Doris Browne née Tillard
Thomas Hartley Carlisle
Locations in this story:
Port Gawler, South Australia
Gallipoli, Turkey
Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey
Hoburne, Hampshire
Suvla Bay, Turkey
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
St. Mary's Church, Iwerne Minster
Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire

Story:
Harold Vernon Browne was born on 25th August, 1885 in Buckland Park, Port Gawler, South Australia. He was the son of Leonard Gilbert Browne, described as living by his "own means", and Helen Mary Browne (née Price). The family moved to England in 1891 and by 1901 Harold was a boarder at Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire. On 24th June, 1908 he married Mabel Doris Tillard, eventually moving to Iwerne Minster. They had four children: three boys and a girl. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was also living by his "own means", at Hoburne, Hampshire. He joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry in 1908. He became a Lieutenant in October 1913 and Captain in July 1915 - which rank he held at the time of his death. He served at Gallipoli and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. On 7th September 1915 he was killed by a shell whilst discharging his duties as Military Landing Officer on "A" Beach, Suvla Bay. He was buried at the nearby Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey (grave id. II.B.12) and is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury and on a stone pillar in front of the pulpit of St. Mary's Church, Iwerne Minster. He is also mentioned on the De-Ruvigny's Roll of Honour and on the Wellington College Roll of Honour. His wife went on to re-marry Thomas Hartley Carlisle in Shaftesbury in 1922.    

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  • Names on Iwerne Minster War Memorial 2
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 4
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 3
  • Iwerne Minister War Memorial 1

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Names on Motcombe War Memorial 1

William Ernest Pike

Surname: Pike
Other names: William Ernest
Other people in this story:
Ernest James Pike
Mary Agnes Pike nee Dowding
Locations in this story:
Egypt
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Churchill Boulevard, Jerusalem, Palestine
Waterloo Farm, Motcombe, Dorset
Motcombe, Dorset
East Knoyle, Wiltshire

Story:
William Ernest Pike was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, in 1896 and baptised there on 19th July 1896. He was the son of Ernest James Pike, a Farmer, and Mary Agnes Pike (nee Dowding). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Scholar and living at Waterloo Farm, Motcombe, Dorset. He enlisted at Sturminster Newton and joined the 1st Battalion of the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry (Service No. 716). Following a later posting of the Battalion, which was associated with the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line, his Service No. changed to 230131. At the time of his death he held the rank of Lance Corporal. He served in Egypt and was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals. He died on 21st November 1917 and was buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery, Churchill Boulevard, Jerusalem, (grave id. Y.83). He is remembered on the Motcombe War Memorial, Dorset.

 

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  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 01
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02

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Names on Motcombe War Memorial 1

Hubert Martin Ricketts

Surname: Ricketts
Other names: Hubert Martin
Other people in this story:
James John Charles Ricketts
Sarah Ann Ricketts née Broadway
Osborne Bernard Ricketts
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gallipoli, Turkey
Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Culverhouse, Motcombe, Dorset
Egypt
St. Mary's Abbey Church, Sherborne, Dorset
Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Story:
Martin Hubert Ricketts was born in Motcombe, Dorset, on 15th December, 1896 and baptised there on 19th February, 1897. He was registered and baptised as Martin Hubert but the family and military records used the names in reverse. He was the son of John James Charles Ricketts (known as Charles), a farmer, and Sarah Ann Ricketts (née Broadway). He attended Shaftesbury Grammar School from May 1908 to December 1911. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Scholar and living at Culverhouse, Motcombe, Dorset.

When war broke out he was farming with his father. He enlisted in Sturminster Newton, Dorset, as a Trooper in the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry with attachment to the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (Service No. No. 717). He died on 9th September 1915 at Gallipoli. His name appears on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey (Panel 17 and 18). He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals and is remembered on the Motcombe War Memorial, Dorset. His name is also on the Dorset Queens Own Yeomanry memorial in St. Mary's Abbey Church, Sherborne and the Shaftesbury Grammar School memorial in Shaftesbury School.

Hubert's older brother Osborne Bernard (b.1892) also served with the Dorset Yeomanry and was severely wounded at Gallipoli on 2nd August 1915.

A "First List of Old Shastonians Serving in H.M. Forces" was produced by Shaftesbury Grammar School in September 1915. It shows the regiment in which the brothers served and the date and term in which they left school. Their names are also included on a hand written list of Shaftesbury Grammar School old boys serving during the war. An asterix can be seen next to Hubert's name, indicating that he had died. The board is now at Gold Hill Museum. 

Printed Sources: 
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, October 1915
First List of Old Shastonians Serving in H.M. Forces, September 1915 

Images:
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 01
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School War Memorial
  • List of Old Shastonians 1
  • List of Old Shastonians 4
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 1
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 6

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Shastonian
Osborne Bernard Ricketts
Names on Ludwell War Memorial 1

Percy Albert Aish

Surname: Aish
Other names: Percy Albert
Other people in this story:
Albert Aish
Ann Aish née Pike
Locations in this story:
Tisbury, Wiltshire
Alexandria, Egypt
Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery
Home Farm, Charlton, Ludwell, Wiltshire
Ludwell, Wiltshire
Palestine
Agagia, Egypt
St. Mary's Church, Sherborne
Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Story:
Percy Albert Aish was born in 1893 in the registration district of Tisbury and baptised at Donhead St Mary on 1st Oct 1893. He was the son of Albert Aish, a farmer, and Ann Aish (née Pike). Percy attended Shaftesbury Grammar School between 1907 and 1909. After leaving school he became a farmer with his father. In the 1911 Census Albert and Ann were living at Home Farm, Charlton, Ludwell, Wiltshire, but Percy was not listed.

He enlisted at Charlton and joined the 1st Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry with service No. 559. In time he transferred to the 1st Battalion of the Corps of Hussars (Service no. 230040) and went to Egypt in 1915, taking part in the Battle of Agagia and the Palestine campaign. At the time of his death held the rank of Corporal. While at Alexandria he caught a fever and died on 23rd October 1918 in No.19 General Hospital. He was buried at the Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria (grave id. E.56). He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He is remembered on the War Memorial at Ludwell and on the memorial at Shaftesbury School. His name also appears on the memorial to the Comrades of the Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry in St. Mary's Church, Sherborne.

A "First List of Old Shastonians Serving in H.M. Forces" was produced by Shaftesbury Grammar School in September 1915. It shows the regiment in which Percy served and the date and term in which he left school. His name was also included on a hand written list of Shaftesbury Grammar School old boys serving during the war. An asterix can be seen next to Percy's name, indicating that he had died. The board is now at Gold Hill Museum.

Printed Sources:
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, March 1919
First List of Old Shastonians Serving in H.M. Forces, September 1915

Images:
  • Ludwell War Memorial
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School War Memorial
  • List of Old Shastonians 1
  • List of Old Shastonians 2
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 1
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 2

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Berwick St John War Memorial 03

John Dennis Riggs

Surname: Riggs
Other names: John Dennis
Other people in this story:
John Riggs
Fannie Riggs nee Raymond
Cecil Herbert Riggs
Alice Rachel Riggs née Andrews
Alice E. M. Riggs
Locations in this story:
Farnham, Dorset
Gallipoli, Turkey
Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Hillside, Manswood, Wimborne
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Melbury Abbas, Dorset
Church of St. Peter and Vincula, Tollard Royal
St. John the Baptist Church, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire

Story:
John Dennis Riggs was born in 1888 in Farnham, Dorset, and baptised there on 20th January, 1889. He was the son of John Riggs, a Gardener, and Fannie Riggs (nee Raymond). His siblings included Cecil Herbert, born in 1893, who also died in the war. John married Alice Rachel Andrews at Witchampton, Dorset, on 26th December, 1911. They had a daughter, Alice E.M. Riggs, born in 1914 plus one other as yet unidentified daughter. The 1911 Census shows that he was working as a Farm Labourer and living at Tollard Royal, Wiltshire. He enlisted as a Private in the Dorset Yeomanry (The Queen's Own) (Service No. 1180). He served at Gallipoli and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 21st August 1915 and his name appears on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey (Panel 17 and 18). John's widow Alice was at this time living with their two daughters at Hillside, Manswood, Wimborne. He is remembered on the Melbury Abbas War Memorial and on the memorial plaque inside the church at Berwick St. John, Wiltshire.

He is also remembered in Tollard Royal, on the War Memorial and on the Roll of Honour inside the Church of St. Peter and Vincula in the village.    

Images:
  • St. John the Baptist Church, Berwick St. John 01
  • Berwick St John War Memorial 02
  • Tollard Royal War Memorial
  • Melbury Abbas War Memorial

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